KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory’s first female wheelchair basketball team. “I think for Gaza this is a very unique thing,” said the trainer, Jess Markt. “I think there are not so many opportunities for women to play sports here, […]
Police Brutality on Disabled Protestors on May 25th, 2016 Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia. They...Show More Summary
A suicidal, depressed librarian. An abusive curmudgeon in a wheelchair. A chimpanzee in a sailor suit. YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!Ugh, stupid Final Girl...clickbait goes in the headline, not in the post itself. This will never go viral now!Meet Louise (Carrie Snodgress), our suicidal, depressed librarian. Show More Summary
Altos in the front, sopranos in the back - Jade Razzano, a middle school student with disabilities, off to the side. In a post to Facebook, Lindsay Vaughn, Jade's caregiver who attended her choir performance at Beaumont Middle School,...Show More Summary
With #ellaneedswheels, a mother took on the insurance company that wouldn’t cover her mysteriously paralyzed child.
HOW TRUMP GETS ELECTED; HEADLINES SUCH AS THIS: No Humanity Left: Trump Supporter in Wheelchair Assaulted By Protesters.
Liberal activists have created a tense and violent-prone environment outside rallies for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for weeks. That potential for violence came to a head in New Mexico yesterday when a disabled Trump supporter attending a rally in a wheelchair became the subject of a violent assault. As the Associated Press reports, […]
This week Toyota revealed plans for its second generation iBOT prototype, a wheelchair so adaptable it allows people to climb stairs. The comeback is great news for people who feel limited by conventional wheelchair mobility and could...Show More Summary
When it was first introduced by Segway inventor Dean Kamen back in the early 2000's, the iBOT stair-climbing wheelchair gave greater vertical independence to people with disabilities. But not enough people apparently, as lackluster sales meant the wheelchair was discontinued in 2009. Show More Summary
Automakers aren't just car companies any more; now they're 'mobility companies,' the new conventional wisdom goes. But Toyota Motor's idea of future mobility is even broader than its competitors. At its new $1 billion Toyota Research Institute in Palo Alto, scientists and engineers are working not just on ideas to help people get around outside their homes, but inside as well.
The recent high school graduate was born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair his entire life — but he had one very important goal as Okmulgee High School graduation approached.
(Video Link) Micah McDade of Okmulgee, Oklahoma was born with cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair throughout his daily life. But he decided that he wanted to make a big change for his high school graduation: he wanted to walk across the stage to receive his diploma. Show More Summary
Via Uncle, this: A wheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran fatally shot a man who forced his way into the veteran’s residence, authorities said. Eddie Frank Smith, 69, was at home in Monticello on Thursday about 9 p.m. when Andre Smith, 22, (no known relation), forced his way into Eddie Frank Smith’s home through a rear door, according […]
Toyota and Segway-inventor Dean Kamen want to revolutionize the wheelchair.
Automaker and Segway daddy revive wheelchair project Inventor Dean Kamen has inked a deal with Toyota to revive his iBot smart wheelchair, which has been out of production since 2009.…
Imagine a wheelchair that can climb or descend stairs.
The return of a high-tech wheelchair may signify renewed interest in using technology to assist people at all levels of physical mobility.
Kids who use wheelchairs sometimes find that conventional costumes on sale won't work for them. That's when Walkin' & Rollin', a non-profit organization in Kansas City, comes in. The artists there specialize in the costuming and cosplaying needs of children who use wheelchairs. Show More Summary